Sunday, 31 May 2009

A green way to revive the motor industry?

MITSUBISHI Motors in New Zealand is offering a free goat with every Triton ute sold before August, in a novel effort at correcting the economy (reports the Brisbane Courier & Mail among others, quoting a New Zealand Press Association story).

Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand general sales and marketing manager Peter Wilkins said the economy's recovery was in the hands of the rural sector, and goats, like Tritons, were "hardy, versatile units which will integrate directly into existing farm operations''.

Goats improved farm productivity by defending against weeds, were cheaper than toxic sprays, and there was no risk of goat flu affecting the tourism industry, he told NZPA.

"We are aware that three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what better time to float the goat?''


Anonymous said...

Where do you get them from?

Frank H Little said...

That one from CIX, though admittedly the story has been around since 30th May.